Announcement of Round V Funding

The Tufts Collaborates Seed Grant Program seeks to encourage the essential first steps in interdisciplinary collaboration by supporting new faculty pilot projects that engage at least two disciplines and cross institutional lines.  The goal of this program is to establish collaborative research efforts that will likely result in competitive research proposals to federal and foundation granting agencies.

Any Tufts faculty active in scholarship, research, and/or creative works with a primary appointment at a University school or unit is eligible to apply to the Tufts Collaborates Seed Grant Program. While Tufts faculty members with a primary appointment at the Medical Center and a secondary appointment at a University school or unit are encouraged to serve as collaborators, the lead principal investigator on a grant application must be a Tufts University employee.

Seed grant awards are expected to range from $500 to $50,000. Funding decisions are through a peer review process including faculty and administrative staff, and based on several criteria, including degree of innovation and collaboration, potential for external funding, likelihood for sustainability and impact, and viability within departmental, school and/or programmatic frameworks.

Request for Proposals for 2015-2016 Academic Year

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce a fifth round of the Tufts Collaborates Seed Grant Program.  All proposals must be sent to collaborates@tufts.edu no later than 11:59 pm, Friday, January 16, 2015.  Please see the guidelines for further details, and contact collaborates@tufts.edu with questions.

Click here to view previous Tufts Collaborates seed grant recipients.